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Santa Monica Wolfgang Puck Express

October 28th, 2007 · No Comments

T: One word: blecch. Well, ok, that was a sound, not a word, but you get the idea. I swear that the staff (ba-da-boom, ba-da-bing!) from East Side Mario’s was holding the WPE staff hostage in the back of the kitchen and decided to take over food preparation for the day. Well, it wasn’t that […]

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Tags: Bistro · Los Angeles

Spago

October 27th, 2007 · No Comments

T: This was an epic dinner. D had low expectations, and I really didn’t know what to expect. Long one of LA’s ‘see and be seen’ restaurants, this was probably the one that started it all for Wolfgang Puck. And by ‘all’, I mean his status as restauranteur-to-the-stars. This was the restaurant that has long […]

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Tags: Favorites · Los Angeles · Special Occasion

Father’s Office

October 27th, 2007 · No Comments

T: D somehow found this place – reputed to have the best burger In LA. Unfortunately, our (lousy) time budgeting on the trip up from San Diego in June didn’t let us hit this place up for a burger on the drive up the coast so we weren’t going to miss it this time. First […]

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Tags: Los Angeles

Downtown Wolfgang Puck Gourmet Express

October 26th, 2007 · No Comments

T: We only had an hour for a quick dinner so we hit up this place just around the corner from the central branch of the LA City Library. Two words: Pleasant surprise. T had the Puckburger; D had their famous Roast Chicken. Fried onion strips and made-there potato chips covered in gorgonzola to start. […]

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Tags: Bistro · Los Angeles

The LA Trip

October 26th, 2007 · No Comments

T: The City of Angles; the City of Industry; the City of Sin, of Hollywood, of movies and stars and glamour. One of the world’s largest cities – a long-running episode of urban sprawl. The city of the Black Dahlia and OJ Simpson and Raymond Chandler novels. So much has been written, so much filmed, […]

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Tags: Los Angeles